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Events 2005-2006

Here is the current schedule of events for the 2005-2006 season. More details will emerge as these events are planned and as new ones are added.

  • October: Fall Campout - Manresa State Beach

  • November: Kayaking at Elkhorn Slough

  • December: Family Giving Tree Service Event / Dinner / Musical - for all family members - details

  • January: Alcatraz - for all family members

  • March 3-5: Ski Trip, Dodge Ridge - details

  • March: Bicycle Rally - A Treasure Hunt on Bicycles

  • April: Sailing on the Bay

  • May: Spring Campout - Yosemite National Park

  • June: Service Event at Sacred Heart Community Center, followed by a swimming party at the YMCA

  • October 7,8,9: Fall Campout, Coordinator: Jim Hollenhorst

Manresa State Beach

 Manresa State Beach
  • Friday night October 7 is optional
  • Main activities from Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning, October 8 and 9
  • Details including how to sign up.
  • November 13, Kayaking in Elkhorn Slough, Coordinator: Rick Lougee

 Elkhorn Slough Kayaking
  • A guided kayak trip in the Elkhorn Slough
  • View abundant wildlife
  • Morning 9:00 AM - ~12:30 PM
  • $65 for two
  • See article
  • Details

  • Saturday, December 10: Family Event - Family Giving Tree, Dinner, and a Holiday Musical, Coordinator: Brian Berg

  • 1-3 PM: Service event at the Family Giving Tree

  • 8 PM: "Into the Woods" - a Stephen Sondheim holiday musical at the Lucie Stern Theater 

    • Event Details - Follow the instructions to reserve your ticket

    • All family members are welcome to participate

  • After the play: Christmas Tree Lane, Fulton Street, Palo Alto

  • January: Alcatraz, Coordinators: Kevin Quigley and John McCool

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  • Sunday, January 29, 10:45 Departure
  • You must purchase your own tickets.
  • Tickets usually sell out prior to the departure date
  • Details
  • March: Weekend Ski Trip - Dodge Ridge, Coordinator: Chris Hilton

  • March: Bicycle Rally, Coordinator: Cole Barber
Vasona Lake County Park
  • This will be a bicycle version of our very popular "Road Rally" from last year An elaborate treasure hunt done on bicycles in the area of Vasona Park and the percolation ponds.
  • March 26, 2006
  • Cambell Park to Vasona Lake Park
  • BBQ Lunch provided by the YMCA
  • Details
  • April: Sailing on the Bay, Coordinator: Shmulik Nehama

  • April 1, 2006
  • Departs from Sausalito
  • An entertaining and educational sail on the bay
  • Details
  • May: Spring Campout, Yosemite National Park, Coordinators: Rich Hamm, Dan Pyne

 A camping event at Yosemite National Park
  • May 5-7
  • Upper Pines and North Pines campgrounds, in Yosemite Valley
  • Details
  • June: Service event and pool party

 A service event, possibly at Sacred Heart Community Center.
  • We are looking for someone to champion this event. It would be fun to finish with a swim party at someone's home.

Quicksilver Expedition 2006-2007

Updated: 08/26/2006